Jun 172014
La Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011, Morelli Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 91

A complex CharLa Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011donnay offering both a lush mouth-feel and crisp food pairing acidity. Gentle aromas of red delicious apple, ripe pineapple and vanilla give way to flavors of red apple, pineapple and pear with hints of citrus, baking spice and creme brulee. A pleasant touch on Meyer lemon in the finish. Buy This Wine


Nov 172013
2010 La Rochelle Winery Deer Meadows Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA, $75 (S) – Rating 92

Limited production at under 120 cases, only 5 barrels. Get it while you can. A leaner style of Pinot Noir with a sense of clean, juicy food-pairing acidity offering enticing aromas of red fruit, strawberry nicely integrated with baking spice. Complex on the palate with flavors of red cherry, plum and blueberry with touch of terroir driven earthiness. Notes of white pepper in the long finish. Buy This Wine